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University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown
University of Pittsburgh Johnstown    
2016-2017 Johnstown Campus Catalog 
  Aug 02, 2021
2016-2017 Johnstown Campus Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Middle-Level Education - English Concentration, BS

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Middle Level Education Major

The Division of Education offers middle level education degrees and certification in the following areas of concentration English, science, social studies, and mathematics. In addition, students who are completing certification requirements Early Childhood may add on Middle Level English (certification only) via a pathway agreement. Students who complete all of their specific program’s requirements, meet graduation requirements, and pass all required certification tests will be certified in Pennsylvania to teach their program content in grades 4-8. Certification requirements vary in other states, but Pennsylvania certification typically is accepted by most states for initial employment. Prospective undergraduate students and post baccalaureate students seeking certification only may find the most current information on each program’s course requirements in the Division’s Program Handbook.

Middle Level Education Major with an Area of Concentration in English (133 credits)

Pre-Education Curriculum Consists of General Education and Educational Studies:

Students typically take the following pre-education credits during their freshman and sophomore years.

  • University Scholarship (1 credit)
  • English Composition (6 credits)
  • Natural Sciences (15 credits)
  • Mathematics (13 credits)
  • Humanities (6 credits)
  • Social Sciences (12 credits)
  • Educational Studies (18 credits)

Middle Level Education English/Language Arts majors also complete curriculum in the content area:

  • English Literature/English Writing (24 credits)

Upper-Level Middle Level Education English/Language Arts Curriculum:

All courses in the upper-level education curriculum must be taken at Pitt-Johnstown. The first three terms involve methods courses and field placements. The final term is reserved for student teaching and the student teaching seminar.

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